We are gathering resources and links to help connect people with organizations responding to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. This post will be updated.
NPR's The Two Way blog has compiled a list of organizations helping victims of Hurricane Harvey, including children and animals. As the story mentions: "NPR isn't endorsing or vouching for any of these groups. It's a good idea to do a bit of research on any charity before you donate to it. One place to start is Charity Navigator."
Red Cross: Donate by visiting RedCross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. According to its site: "The American Red Cross is helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and all across the Gulf coast. Shelters are open, truck loads of supplies are being distributed and volunteers in place." | Follow on Twitter
Catholic Charities: "With a national reach through a local presence, Catholic Charities helps people through both the immediate and the long-term process of recovery and restoration." Text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to support disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and related floods. | Follow on Twitter
Greater New Orleans Foundation: Activated by the Mayor of New Orleans in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund: Hurricane Harvey will provide resources for the early relief and rebuilding efforts of those communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Second Harvest Food Bank: Second Harvest Food Bank says a monetary donation is the best way to support its disaster-response efforts, however, the organization is accepting disaster supplies at three Second Harvest locations. For more information and to donate online, visit No-Hunger.org.
Nola.com: NOLA.com | The Times Picayune has created a public Facebook page and a resource list on its site with volunteer and donation resources. According to its page: "NOLA Help for Harvey...is a platform for connecting Harvey victims in need with south Louisianans who have assistance to give." | Follow on Facebook
Louisiana Spirit: The Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program (commonly referred to as "Louisiana Spirit") is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administrated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). To reach the SAMHSA Disaster Distress National Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990 or text the message "TalkWithUs" to 66746. | Follow on Twitter